Tuesday , January 16 2018
President Kenyatta said signing the global air pollution deal will be Kenya’s second major policy stride and show of commitment after the ban on manufacture and use of plastic bags. [Photo: Courtesy]
President Kenyatta said signing the global air pollution deal will be Kenya’s second major policy stride and show of commitment after the ban on manufacture and use of plastic bags. [Photo: Courtesy]

President Uhuru Kenyatta urges the International Community to ban plastic bags

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday urged the international community to emulate Kenya’s commitment in ensuring future generations inherit a pollution free world by banning the use of plastic bags in their respective countries.

The President said Kenya had made tremendous progress in dealing with all forms of pollution through robust policy initiatives and will endeavour to take more bold steps to secure a sustainable planet.

He told hundreds of decision-makers from across the world gathered at the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) in Nairobi that building a sustainable future cannot be treated as an afterthought hence the urgent need for action to protect lives.

Mr Kenyatta said the government ban on plastics, which was praised at the conference, may seem only a small step but its success was enough proof that the world should not give in to pollution.

“My advice is that nations should not heed the sceptics, who say that all countries cannot protect our planet better by banning plastic carrier bags,” said the President.

Full story: nation.co.ke

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